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Kentucky events

Kentucky is a state so enriched with interesting history and heritage, music and arts, sports and outdoors, there always seems to be a fun festival celebrating a Kentucky something or somebody.

The Kentucky Derby may be our best known event, but if you thought it was just a horse race— think again. The Kentucky Derby Festival, a multi-week celebration of the Kentucky Derby itself,  offers festivities ranging from steamboat and hot air balloon races to marathons, celebrity events and the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display.

Other cool Kentucky festivals include Owensboro's International Bar-B-Q Festival, London's World Chicken Festival, and the oldest bluegrass music festival in the state: Lexington's The Festival of the Bluegrass.

Use the search below to discover Kentucky events by city, region, date and keyword.

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Halloween Bash at Casey Jones Distillery
Oct 28, 2016
Hopkinsville, KY
Come join in the Halloween fun at Casey Jones Distillery on Friday, October 28! We'll be open from 10 AM - 10 PM. We'll have music, tastings, food, and even a Halloween costum...
7th Annual Kentucky Bunco Bash
Mar 10 - Mar 12, 2017
Hopkinsville, KY
You're invited to the Kentucky Bunco Bash 2017 to be held at the Holiday Inn in Hopkinsville. This event benefits the Pink Ribbon Network, a local breast cancer support grou...
Hopkinsville International Festival
Mar 17 - Mar 18, 2017
Hopkinsville, KY
The 2017 Hopkinsville International Festival will take place on March 17 & 18 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center. There will be numerous international vendors offe...


Sep 9 - Sep 10, 2017
Hopkinsville, KY
This historically important event features tribal dancing, Native American storytelling, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy wood carving, bow making, flint knapping, open fire c...
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